Civil Rights, Justice, and Equity Issues

Civil Rights Information

Civil and Human Rights Timeline

Civil Rights in the Media

Medgar Evers and the Origin of the Civil Rights Movement
Medgar Evers Timeline

Suggested Reading

Glowing reviews for new Civil Rights Reader, from UGA Press, sponsored by the Winter Institute; Order the book!
Click here to download a pdf document with a timeline of selected events during the Civil Rights Movement specific to Mississippi.
Click here to download a pdf file of suggested reading on the Civil Rights movement.

Books, Academic Classes, and Papers

“The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader: ‘The Great Truth’ about The ‘Lost Cause,’” edited by James W. Loewen and Edward H. Sebesta, published by the University Press of Mississippi
The Other Side of Paradise: Glimpsing Slavery in the University’s Utopian Landscapes by Mark Auslander
Remembrance in Slavery’s Aftermath: A Day of Commemoration, Reflection, and Celebration, February 6, 2011 in Covington and Oxford, Newton County, Georgia
YouTube Overview of The Eyes of Willie McGee: A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South by Alex Heard
The Past is Never Dead: The Trial of James Ford Seale and Mississippi’s Struggle for Redemption by Harry N. MacLean
“Restorative Justice and Public Education in Mississippi,” Taught by Rita and Bill Bender at the University of Mississippi in 2010: Course FlyerSyllabus (both are PDFs); Powerpoint Presentation
Winter Institute Director Susan Glisson’s dissertation: “Neither Bedecked Nor Bebosomed: Lucy Mason, Ella Baker and Women’s Leadership and Organizing Strategies in the Struggle for Freedom”
Hugh S. Whitaker’s 1963 FSU master’s thesis report: “A Case Study in Southern Justice: The Emmett Till Case”
Ellen Whitten’s paper on the original trial and the reopening of the Emmett Till case